With The Game Awards just around the corner, Sega has teased a new game announcement at the event. Sending teaser letters to fighting game content creators, it points towards a Virtua Fighter 6 reveal at Geoff Keighley’s show.
On social media, content creators like Curiousjoi and Maximillian Dood have been posting images of said a press mailer they’ve received, a postcard that reads “New Era New Energy. Make sure to tune in to The Game Awards December 7th.”
Maximillian Dood says on his Twitter post, “Curious, have these gone out to others that are NOT huge fighting game creators?”
One of the replies from Brodoof shows a screenshot from one of the Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown trailers. It has the same exact font, but the color is red instead of blue. This has led many to speculate the press mailing is setting the stage for something new in the Virtua Fighter franchise.
Sega could be planning a new Virtua Fighter with rollback netcode
One of the most important aspects of a modern fighting game is having a great rollback netcode. It lets players around the world battle it out and participate in tournaments online.
“I believe that implementing rollback will be absolutely necessary when developing future titles,” said Virtua Fighter 5: Ultimate Showdown producer Seiji Aoki when interviewed by Gamer Braves.
“While it’s important to create content for fighting game fans, I think it’s important to also create content that viewers or newcomers to the fighting genre can enjoy,” Aoki said in the same interview when asked about how to keep the game interesting for both new and returning fans and how they’re approaching the eSports aspect of the industry. “For example, I can’t play soccer, but I love watching soccer.”
It’s just a waiting game now for eager fans to learn if Sega will revive the beloved Virtua Fighter franchise at The Game Awards.